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Belle Reed and Maria Rita Reed at Broadwood Road House in 1939.jpg

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This undated photo of Anna Joaquina (Belle) Reed and Maria Rita (da Silva) Reed was probably taken the year Belle married Wilfred Alexander (Willie) Reed on August 21, 1939. They are pictured outside the family home at 8 Broadwood Road, Hong Kong.

Amaro and Maria Rita Reed with first son Robert Cyril Reed 1904.png

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Amaro and Maria Rita Reed welcomed their first son, Robert Cyril Reed, on March 18, 1903.  Bobby appears to be between one and two years of age in this photo, so I originally dated the photo as being in 1905.  However, I note that Edgar, the second son, was born on January 11, 1905, so have changed the date of this photo to 1904 and assume it was taken later that year.  

The Reed Family at 8 Broadwood Road 1918.jpg

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This photo of the Reed family at their home on Broadwood Road was undated. My cousin Mary (Reed) Engesser and I determined the year to be 1918 based on what appears to be the approximate ages of the brothers in the photo.  As a reference, the brothers, from the eldest to the youngest, are Bobby Reed, Edgar Reed, Willie Reed, Arthur Reed, Stephen Reed, Francis Reed and Reggie Reed.

In the above photo, first row from left: Francis, father Amaro John Reed, Reggie, mother Maria Rita Reed and Stephen.  Middle row from left: Edgar, Willie and Bobby. At the top, Arthur.

Amaro John Reed China Mail Obit Jan 31, 1936.jpg

Imperial Service Order 1912 awarded to A.J. Reed

I.S.O.medal awarded to Amaro John Reed upon his retirement as Chief Accountant at the Hong Kong Post Office in 1927 after his long service in Government.

Willie Reed in the Early Fifties

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This is one of my favorite photos of my father Willie Reed wearing his favorite tweed sports jacket.  I am guessing this photo was taken in the early fifties or even late forties.  I am wondering if anyone recognizes the scenery behind Willie to determine the location.

Willie & Edgar Reed with Middlesex Hockey Team.jpg

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Wilfred "Willie" Reed first took up the sport of hockey while studying at St. George's College in Weybridge, Surrey, with his two older brothers, Robert and Edgar.  Willie worked at the sport for nine years, eventually representing St. George's, and then being selected to represent Middlesex County, along with his brother Edgar. Willie played centre-half in his first county match in 1928. In the above Middlesex hockey team photo, Willie is seated at the far right, with his brother Edgar standing directly behind him. 

Reginald John Reed.jpg

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Reggie Reed in London 1946.jpg

Francis Oswald REED [1913-1941]

Francis Oswald
c.1913-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Cause of death: 
Died in battle in Sai Wan

Francis Oswald was the sixth son of Amaro John and Maria Rita Reed, born in 1913.  He was an investment accountant at Hong Kong Land.  Francis married Vera de Carvalho In October, 1941 at St. Margaret's Church.  His eldest brother Edgar was his best man and his other brother Arthur's daughter Mary was the flower girl.  The bride's best man was Al Alvares and her sister Ina de Carvalho was bridesmaid. Tragically, Francis lost his life defending Hong Kong on 


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